by Elina Stromberg
When I first saw the cute gnome stamp set by Joy Clair, I immediately knew what I wanted to create with it–a collage with bright colors! The ‘Gnome Is Where the Heart Is’ stamp set was just perfect to be used in my new Moleskine journal. The art journal spread was fun to make, and now I’m creating a set of gnome cards and ATC’s with a similar layout and look. I’m pretty sure they will turn out nicely, too! Enjoy!
Time: 1.5 hours
Take a piece of green cardstock and apply Memento in Bamboo Leaves with an InkBlusher.
Ink the top of the page background with Memento ink in Danube Blue. Whitewash gently with white acrylic paint. Let dry. Stamp the sentiment text on the upper left corner of the page with StazOn inks, they work well on acrylic paints. Create a background hill scenery from leftover cardstock pieces using both solid colors and patterned papers. Glue the free-cut paper slips on the page. Cut oval shaped trees from inked green cardstock. Ink edges, and glue on the page.
Stamp images using Memento in Tuxedo Black and color with alcohol markers. Fuzzy cut, and glue on the page.
Continue to add details as you see fit! Since this is your art journal and you make up the rules, then continue decorating as you desire.
- Memento – Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue
- StazOn – Jet Black
- Joy Clair – ‘Gnome Is Where the Heart Is’ stamp set
- Cardstock – green, white
- Acrylic paint – white
- Alcohol markers
- Moleskin Notebook – Pocket (9 x 14 cm / 3.5 x 5.5 in)